Six climbers die during Mont Blanc climb in French Alps

Mountain rescuers have discovered the bodies of six French climbers who disappeared in bad weather near Mont Blanc late Tuesday.
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:01 PM
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PARIS, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The bodies of six missing French climbers were discovered near Mont Blanc in the French Alps on Wednesday, after the group disappeared late Tuesday.

The unidentified climbers and their guide were between the ages of 27 and 45. All of them reportedly had prior climbing experience.

A mountain rescue team located the bodies in the vicinity of the 12,800 foot Aiguille d'Argentiere peak. The rescuers said they likely died immediately after falling from a height of 820 feet.

Bad weather may have played a factor. An investigation is underway.

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